Our Board of Directors

  • Sherri Ybarra, Chairman

    Sherri Ybarra
    Represents the Board as Superintendent of Public Instruction

    Sherri Ybarra was elected and took office on January 5, and has served as Idaho’s Superintendent of Public Instruction since 2015. She was awarded “Outstanding Educator” twice in her career, and has experience with receiving numerous, progressive grant proposals and projects such as acquiring funding for educational advancements in 21st century technology, learning labs, and mastery-based

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  • Allison Gonzalez

    Allison Gonzalez
    Represents the Board as a Parent

    Allison Gonzalez serves the board as a parent of a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child. Allison's oldest daughter is a deaf high school student who attends the residential program on ISDB's campus. Allison and her daughter began receiving services from the IESDB Outreach Program 16 years ago through an early intervention Educational Specialist. Allison has worked at

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  • Steven Stubbs

    Steven Stubbs
    Represents the Board as ...

    Steven G Stubbs grew up in the east, attending both the Deaf School and the public school. He continued his education at Gallaudet University and completed his degree in computer science with an emphasis in mathematics at the University of Maryland – College Park. Since his wife is from Idaho, they moved to the state immediately after his graduation, where he

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  • Dr. Bill Russell

    Dr. Bill Russell
    Represents the Board as

    Dr. Bill Russell serves as Executive Director for Community Relations and General Counsel for Northwest Nazarene University. Formerly, he served as the Associate Dean of the School of Business and an Assistant to the President of the University at NNU; he has also held a position as Professor of Business Law and Business Ethics and has taught in the graduate

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  • Cathi Pierson

    Cathi Pierson
    Represents the Board as Private Idaho Citizen

    Cathi Pierson has worked as an Audiologist with various Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians in Florida, Alaska and Idaho. She was also the Audiologist at the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind as well as owner and manager of her own private practice in Gooding, Idaho. Cathi is certified by and a current member of

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  • Mike Gibson

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  • Ramona Lee

    Ramona Lee
    Represent the Board as ...

    Ramona Lee is the director of Federal Programs and Special Education for the Weiser School District. During her 20 years as an Idaho educator, she has worked as a special education teacher, a secondary math teacher, an alternative school coordinator, and a special programs administrator. She also serves as the 2012-13 president of the IASEA (Idaho Association of Special Education

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  • Kathleen Crowley

    Kathleen Crowley
    Represents the Board as ...

    Kathleen Crowley has been the principal of Ponderosa Elementary School in the West Ada School District for the past twelve years. Ponderosa has the magnet program that serves students who are deaf or hard of hearing who reside in the west area of the Treasure Valley. Kathy also has administrative experience with IESDB preschool and kindergarten total communication (sign language

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Ramona Lee
Represent the Board as ...

Ramona Lee is the director of Federal Programs and Special Education for the Weiser School District. During her 20 years as an Idaho educator, she has worked as a special education teacher, a secondary math teacher, an alternative school coordinator, and a special programs administrator. She also serves as the 2012-13 president of the IASEA (Idaho Association of Special Education Administrators).